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‘This is a Red State’ – Blind Partisanship Extinguishes Hopes for Texas Sports Betting

May 15, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The Texas sports betting legislation that passed in the House of Representatives last week won’t get heard in the Senate, says Lieutenant-Governor Dan Patrick. It’s the latest gambling expansion effort to fall victim to partisan politics. Patrick said the two-part legislative package – consisting of a bill and a joint resolution for a constitutional amendment – won’t […]

Nate Silver Sued Over Live-Streamed Poker at The Lodge

April 7, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver faces a Texas lawsuit filed by an Illinois attorney over playing poker in private Texas cardrooms. Silver played professional online poker for years before gaining recognition for his political predictions and sports commentary. More recently, he appeared on live stream playing at poker pro Doug Polk’s Texas card room, The Lodge. Silver lives in […]

New Lottery Courier Service Makes US Debut in Texas

January 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

As of Jan 9, Texas residents have a new option for buying draw lottery tickets online. The international operator has made its US debut in the Longhorn State. is owned by the Malta-based gambling company Lottomatrix. In other markets, the site includes a casino and online “scratchcards.” However, in the US, it will be sticking to lottery […]

Texas Gambling Expansion Proposed, Adding Casinos, Sports Betting in 2023

November 15, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Texas gambling expansion is already on the 2023 legislative agenda. That’s happening thanks to a state senator interested in having the matter considered during the notoriously short Texas Legislature sessions – 140 days, every other year. Yesterday, state Sen. Carol Alvarado presented Joint Resolution 17.  The Democrat from Houston is asking her colleagues to consider […]

Texas Secession Doesn’t Affect PredictIt Balance Of Power Market

June 22, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Texas State Republican Convention called for a referendum on Texas secession and declared Joe Biden an illegitimate president. Nothing in the Convention seemed to impact PredictIt’s balance of power or presidential markets. It’s not surprising that Texas secession didn’t move PredictIt markets. Secession is a local issue that doesn’t snowball into a national issue. It doesn’t […]

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